The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has become the latest organisation to call for a route to market for solar PV as it seeks more ambitious decarbonisation efforts from government.
Renewables investment group FIM Services has acquired two operational solar parks in the UK.
Developers of large scale solar farms are facing a 20% increase in planning fees after the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) chief planner confirmed changes days before Christmas.
Solar developer INRG has spoken of how it wants to crack subsidy-free solar economics with its planned 120MW solar project.
Finlay Colville, head of Solar Media’s Market Research division, takes a look at some of the emerging trends to look for in UK solar in 2018, and what they mean for the country’s largest asset holders.
Hampshire-based INRG Solar is plotting a 120MW solar array near Scunthorpe in what could be the country’s second proposed solar farm of significant infrastructure status.
2018 will be the year in which solar will have to prove it can operate outside of a subsidy framework, but could benefit from the diminishing reliance on government policy and the growing use of additional technologies like battery storage.
The chairman of Lightsource has stepped down from his post following the recent merger with BP, claiming he felt it was the right time to relinquish his duties to the new management team.
UK solar has been lauded for the pivotal role it played in what has been billed as the greenest year yet for the UK’s energy supply.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has bolstered its board with the appointment of ex-Barclays executive Sharon Parr.
Canadian Solar has closed a £41.9 million project finance facility with Germany’s BayernLB, the third such refinancing package it has clinched for UK assets.
Foresight Solar Income Fund has significantly bolstered its stake in power purchase agreements, but warned production in 2017 will fall short of expectations.
Good Energy has completed the sale of a 5MW solar farm and agreed terms to sell another to community funded investors in two deals that will earn the green utility around £1.5 million before tax profit (BTP).
With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the fourth and final part of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at the last three months of 2017.
With the release of the most recent Capacity Market pre-qualification register, the UK’S utility-scale battery storage pipeline has now reached nearly 8GW. Solar Media market research analyst Lauren Cook takes a deep dive into the projects that made it through pre-qualification, and what these results mean for the projects likely to get built in 2018.
BayWa r.e. has changed up the leadership of its UK-facing O&M division following the departure of Tess Sundelin, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the third of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at July, August and September.
National Grid has confirmed its intent to trial distributed energy generators including solar PV as sources of frequency response next year.
With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the second of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at April, May and June.
Ofgem has published guidance outlining how developers and asset owners can add storage to their subsidised solar installations without losing accreditation to the Renewables Obligation (RO) and Feed-in Tariff (FiT).
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has purchased two new UK solar farms, including its first with an industrial power purchase agreement in place.
With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the first of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at January, February and March.
Vortex has sold a 45% stake in its former SunEdison-built solar portfolio in the UK to Malaysia’s second-largest pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP).
Lightsource has said its partnership with BP will “supercharge” its international ambitions and add “more strings to its bow”.
BP is to acquire a 43% stake in prolific UK-based solar developer Lightsource in what stands to be a significant new solar partnership.
Solar EPC Wirsol Energy has acquired development rights for two UK-based, subsidy-free solar farms that it intends to develop in Q1 2018.
Energy minister Richard Harrington has admitted that the government’s evidence base for arguing solar can be deployed without subsidy consists of just one solar farm.
Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, which claims 12GW of batteries could be deployed by 2021 under the right circumstances.
Wales’ largest solar farm, complete with significant energy storage capacity, is to be built on Anglesey after Countryside Renewables successfully overturned a decision in November refusing planning permission.
British Solar Renewables has been selected to manage the “pioneering” community-owned Westmill Solar Park.